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GeForce GTX 1070 Ti vs GeForce RTX 3050

Intro

The GeForce GTX 1070 Ti uses a 16 nm design. nVidia has set the core speed at 1607 MHz. The GDDR5 memory works at a speed of 2000 MHz on this card. It features 2432 SPUs as well as 152 TAUs and 64 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare those specs to the GeForce RTX 3050, which comes with core clock speeds of 1552 MHz on the GPU, and 1750 MHz on the 8192 MB of GDDR6 memory. It features 2560 SPUs as well as 80 Texture Address Units and 32 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce RTX 3050 130 Watts
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 180 Watts
Difference: 50 Watts (38%)

Memory Bandwidth

In theory, the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti should perform a bit faster than the GeForce RTX 3050 in general. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 262144 MB/sec
GeForce RTX 3050 229376 MB/sec
Difference: 32768 (14%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 1070 Ti is a lot (approximately 97%) better at anisotropic filtering than the GeForce RTX 3050. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 244264 Mtexels/sec
GeForce RTX 3050 124160 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 120104 (97%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GTX 1070 Ti is quite a bit (approximately 107%) faster with regards to anti-aliasing than the GeForce RTX 3050, and should be capable of handling higher resolutions without losing too much performance. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 102848 Mpixels/sec
GeForce RTX 3050 49664 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 53184 (107%)

Please note that the above 'benchmarks' are all just theoretical - the results were calculated based on the card's specifications, and real-world performance may (and probably will) vary at least a bit.

Price Comparison

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Specifications

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Model GeForce GTX 1070 Ti GeForce RTX 3050
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year November 2017 January 2022
Code Name GP104-300 Ampere GA106-150-KA-A1
Memory 8192 MB 8192 MB
Core Speed 1607 MHz 1552 MHz
Memory Speed 8000 MHz 3500 GB/s
Power (Max TDP) 180 watts 130 watts
Bandwidth 262144 MB/sec 229376 MB/sec
Texel Rate 244264 Mtexels/sec 124160 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 102848 Mpixels/sec 49664 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 2432 2560
Texture Mapping Units 152 80
Render Output Units 64 32
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR6
Bus Width 256-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 16 nm 8 nm
Transistors 7200 million 12000 million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 4.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 12.0 DirectX 12
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.6 OpenGL 4.6

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the maximum amount of data (measured in megabytes per second) that can be moved past the external memory interface within a second. It's worked out by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory speed. If it uses DDR RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the card's memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that can be applied in one second. This is calculated by multiplying the total amount of texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The higher this number, the better the video card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels that the graphics chip can possibly write to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is calculated by multiplying the number of Raster Operations Pipelines by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel rate is also dependant on many other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the maximum fill rate.

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